By Andrew Abrams, Colleen DuVall and Mark-Eugene Garcia
Part of the World Premiere Wisconsin theatre festival.
Experience a musical parody of King size proportions! During the Misery of a blizzard, five people are drawn to the Shining lights of the Overlook Hotel. The group includes Jack: the hotel’s new caretaker, Wendy: his unhappy wife, Danny: their clairvoyant son, Annie: a quick to anger nurse, and Paul: the mysterious unconscious man she drags up to room 217. As the storm grows so do the mysteries of the hotel and the new guests sing and vocalize while hacking an onslaught of visitors — human, animal, and supernatural. Will this group be able to harmonize through IT, take a Stand, or fade into The Mist?
Eight Tales of Pedro has signed with TRW plays for publishing and licensing. When the script is available for purchase and is available for licensing it will be found here.
By Marilyn Lester .
Lincoln Center’s long-running American Songbook series has dedicated this Spring season to “the significance of globalization in today’s music and the incredible exchange of cultures, American and beyond, that plays a part in music-making.” That box was assuredly ticked with Jaime Lozano’s Songs by an Immigrant. In a generous set, the songwriter presented an eclectic mix of his work, most from his album of the same name, a song-cycle of the challenges of the first – and second – generation newcomers to the USA, particularly in finding a new home, learning a new language, dealing with discrimination, pursuing the American Dream and searching for ways to build bridges.
A soaring Latinx line-up hits the heights in ‘Jaime Lozano’s Songs by an Immigrant’ at the Kaplan Penthouse in NYC’s Lincoln Center- DC METRO THEATRE ARTS
For his headliner debut at the legendary Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the tremendously talented, always effervescent, Mexican-born musical multi-hyphenate Jaime Lozano brought his signature humor and heart, along with members of his all-Latinx all-star “Familia” of artists, to the lofty Kaplan Penthouse for a sensational evening of his original Songs by an Immigrant. The sold-out one-night-only concert, presented as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook: A World of Voices series, featured a set list of thirteen numbers from his popular eponymous album and new works performed publicly for the very first time, all of which hit the heights and filled the room with a spirit of joy, compassion, and camaraderie.
Queens Theatre announces the 2022 season of its New American Voices in-person play readings reading series, featuring three evenings of performances.
"EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO" by Mark-Eugene Garcia on Saturday, March 5th at 8pm ET, AS I WAS NOT AS I AM by Alice Hakvaag on Saturday, March 26th at 8pm ET, and TUMBLEWEED by Marcus Scott on Saturday, April 23rd at 8pm. The series marks the first time playwrights Garcia, Hakvaag and Scott will have their work presented at Queens Theatre.
What if Sex in the City was taken from a male point of view … a gay male point of view? You would have Modest Male Exposure. A new short film from Jed Ryan and Clover Welsh.
Shamrock Moon Media and Lavender After Dark Films take us to nudist colonies and locker rooms to discuss the male form and how the 21st century might be altering our perception of it. Done in vignettes with over-the-top (or bottom, in some cases) humor, A reporter talks to athletes and nude bathers about what men think of their bodies. Lots of, um, “accidental nudity” pervades this lampoon of commercial investigative journalism and pure satire of male social mores.
Short film Modest Male Exposure, which examines male nudity in the media, gets a screening at popular Bear spot, Rockbar NYC.
Modest Male Exposure is a comedic take on the changing attitudes towards male modesty and nudity. The film will be presented at a free screening at popular New York City Bear hangout Rockbar on Thursday, January 22nd.
In the film, TV reporter Sam Derrick wonders about male modesty and exposure in public places. He also wonders about gender-segregated bathroom facilities, while blogging about some of his recent news segments. From a live post-game locker room interview that accidentally broadcasts naked baseball players, to a segment about a nudist resort where no one is shy; From male high school students who won’t use showers after gym class or open urinals, to concerns about openly LGBTQ people and women in the facilities… The question is: Will hitting the showers with his rugby buddies after games ever be the same?
Dueling Pianos: A Skeleton Crew Musical follows the twin journeys of Hunter and Anthony as they seek a way to reconnect with one another after so many years apart. Using the virtual technology of their adult baby friend, Simon, the couple embark on their most melodic adventure yet.
While Hunter finds himself in a twisted asylum, Anthony bounces between lessons as the digital facsimiles of his friends sing their way to his reunion with his husband. Meanwhile, in the real world the rest of the crew find themselves singing their hearts out too as MoneyShot$ hosts an open mic night.
Dueling Pianos: A Skeleton Crew Musical
(Original Cast Recording)
Joshua R. Pangborn and Nakia
Dueling Pianos: A Skeleton Crew Musical follows the twin journeys of Hunter & Anthony as they seek a way to reconnect after so many years apart. Using the VR tech of their adult baby friend, Simon, the couple embark on their most melodic adventure yet.
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I recieved a "Best Actor" Nomination from the British Web Awards for Demon Doctor for our Holiday Special! Sidekick Productions has been one of the best journeys ever!
The 17th Annual Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds) International One Minute Theatre Festival is delighted to premiere 50 tiny plays written by playwrights from around the world and performed by twelve intrepid actors in a single evening!
With authors from New Zealand to New Jersey, and Canada to Costa Rica, this rich collection of stories captures life’s unique moments through the eyes of lovers, dreamers, and serial killer sock puppets.
Since 2004, Gi60 has dedicated itself to the creation and support of one minute plays to provide opportunities for playwrights and theater artists from the global community. Gi60 produces 100 new plays annually – 50 in the US and 50 in the UK - and has premiered over 2000 plays written by a diverse range of voices from around the world, available for viewing on the Gi60 YouTube Channel. Our deepest thanks to everyone at The Tank NYC – they’ve given so much to the community during these challenging times, and Gi60 is proud to support them with this fundraising event.
For more information about Gi60 and one minute plays visit www.gi60.com
Winner: The Jerry Harrington Award For Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre- Librettist
The last big thing I did before the pandemic was interview for a job that I really wanted. I felt it was a great meeting. That night I received an email about scheduling a second interview. A day later I got an email saying that everything was, understandably, on hold for the foreseeable future. Fifteen months later, I had the opportunity to pick up where we left off and have that second… and third interview.
Now that all is announced, I’m incredibly excited to tell you that I will be part of the management team at the Drama Book Shop and will be there for its grand reopening. It’s incredibly exciting to be part of something that is so important to New York City and to the Theatre Community.
More than just a job, it's an opportunity to inspire other writers, future playwrights, and be inspired myself. So definitely come and see the new shop. It’s going to be wonderful. It has some incredible people behind it. You never know who is going to walk through that door. Except…obviously me… you know I’ll walk through the door. Cause otherwise, like, how would I get into the building?
Behind the Scenes: Rehearsals for the DiGiovanni Theatrical Productions & Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Dept. Co.5 Merry Christmas Parade!
Friends. I am ridiculously excited to announce this. I won best supporting actor in the British Web Awards!!! Being part of Demon Doctor is such a thrill.
Review: Jaime Lozano and La Familia's "Songs by an Immigrant" album gives a heartfelt voice to the Latinx Experience- DC Metro Theatre Arts
Am I The King of the World or In Davy Jones Locker? Find out on The Spoony Bard's Aural Theatre Podcast- Permadeth! 024: Survival At Sea
I had the BEST time joining the The Spoony Bard's Aural Theatre and their PERMADETH 024 Survival at Sea. We visitied the choose your own adventure "Survival At Sea." and searched for a dinosaur in a volcano. There were "nautical charts" involved. I've built ikea furniture before so nautical charts should be easy, right? Check out the podcast to find out! Also because it's fun.
I recieved a "Best Supporting Actor" Nomination from the British Web Awards for Demon Doctor. This is so exciting. I love Demon Doctor and this amazing journey!
Writer/Actor/Storyteller. Theatre Maker. Husband. Bad Hombre. Cat Taunter.